This water lily can either be tropical or hardy, its an easy grower so that is why I have it listed under the hardy category. I find most hardy water lilies are pretty easy to grow and take care of. Can be started off in a container, but once they get larger they will need to transferred into something larger or in a pond. Full Sun to Partial shade. Flower is yellow to light yellow, some even get a slight orange color at the base. Flower size 3-6”. Leaf color is green, and can grow 5-8”, young leaves are mottled.